The Living with A Long Term Condition (LWLTC) programme is for anyone living in Derbyshire who has one or more long-term health conditions such as asthma, arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), depression, diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), heart disease, sickle cell, HIV, ME/chronic fatigue, chronic pain or any other condition. The course is also available and proven beneficial for carers of someone living with a long term condition.  The course is designed to help participants cope with their health condition and improve their quality of life.

LWLTC is a free 6-week course that can help a person to take more control of their health by learning new skills and strategies to manage their condition on a daily basis. The course focuses on what a person can do, rather than what they can’t.  Each session is one day a week and lasts two and a half hours. There is one session a week and refreshments are provided.

Topics covered include:

  • Dealing with symptoms like pain and tiredness
  • Coping with depression or feeling low
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy eating
  • Communicating with family, friends and health professionals
  • Planning for the future
  • Setting realistic goals and pacing yourself

The course is run by two trained tutors who themselves live with long-term conditions. They can give practical advice based on their own life experiences.

We have the following courses available:

Start Dates

Time

Location

Tuesday 26th March  19

12.30 – 15.00

Citizens Advice Office Banks Road Matlock

Wednesday 17th April 19

13.00 – 15.30

Amber Trust Wellington Street Ripley (TBC)

Wednesday 24th April 19

13.00 – 15.30

Salvation Army Hall New Street Long Eaton 

Tuesday 7th May 19

10.30 – 13.00

Buxton Library Bank Road Buxton

Thursday 9th May 19

13.30 - 16.00

Tesco Community Room  Clay Cross

Tuesday 28th May19

10.30 – 13.00

Ilkeston Fire Station Derby Road Ilkeston

Monday 3rd June 19

11.00 – 13.30

Eckington Library Eckington

Thursday 6th June 19

12.30 – 15.00

Staveley Fire Station Staveley

Tuesday 24th September 19

10.30 – 13.00

Alfreton Library Severn Square Alfreton

Wednesday 25th September 19

10.30 – 13.00

Citizens Advice Office Church Gresley Swadlincote

Friday 27th September 19

10.30 – 13.00

Bolsover Library Church Street Bolsover

Thursday 10th October 19

13.30 - 16.00

Tesco Community Room  Clay Cross

Wednesday 23rd October 19

13.00 – 15.30

Dronfield Library Manor House High Street Dronfield

Tuesday 5th November 19

10.30 – 13.00

Buxton Library Bank Road Buxton

Thursday 7th November 19

13.30 - 16.00

Chesterfield Fire Station Spires Walk Chesterfield

You can book a course by emailing [email protected]  or telephoning 01283 210107

If you are an organisation or professional and would like to refer somebody that you are supporting please complete this form and either email to [email protected] or post to 114 Church Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9NR. 

We also offer the opportunity to become a Living with A Long Term Health Condition volunteer Tutor.